Homemade Salsa Recipe – Super easy and amazing salsa

Eating Tex Mex food is an absolute favorite in my family, and I am sure it goes for most families. There’s a huge variety of ingredients and toppings, and you can pick whatever you like and skip what you don’t like. But what is the quintessential condiment that you cannot miss in your Tex Mex dinner? Salsa, of course. This is my amazingly easy recipe for homemade salsa.

I created this salsa for my recipe for Texmex tacos, which you can find here. It’s a dual recipe for a Mexican street food taco and a Tex Mex taco. Which one is better?

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Salsa? What is it, really?

Well, salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, and that’s what salsa is. There are many different cold sauces in Mexican cuisine:

  • Salsa Fresca or Pico de Gallo is a fresh salsa made with tomatoes and hot peppers. It’s a variation of this kind of sauce that I’ve created in this recipe.
  • Salsa Verde is made with cooked tomatillos and served as a dip or sauce.
  • Chiltomate is commonly used as a base sauce and it’s made with tomatoes and chilies.
  • Salsa Roja is used as a condiment in Mexican and Tex Mex cuisines; it commonly includes cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh coriander (cilantro).
  • Salsa Cruda, “raw sauce”, is an uncooked mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeño chilies, and cilantro.
a jar of homemade salsa on a board

The conclusion of this homemade salsa recipe

So this salsa is so flavorful it should be illegal. The ripe tomatoes’ umami, the zing of the lime and the onions, the warmth of the chili, the powerful flavor of the coriander, and the cumin and garlic just bring it over the top.

The sauce is super well balanced and is spicy enough to be interesting, but not so spicy that people that can’t eat that will be offended. It’s a marvel of food.

I love it and put it on top of almost everything. You should too.

delicious homemade salsa

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Homemade Salsa

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: chili, salsa, tex mex, tomatoes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 jar of salsa
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Sune Trudslev
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 623mg27%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This homemade salsa is a kick in the culinary cajones. It's incredible, with so much taste, and takes little time to make.
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  • 500 g plum tomatoes
  • 400 g diced tomatoes canned
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 50 g red onion about ½ medium in wedges
  • fresh coriander/cilantro leaves a good handful
  • lime juice 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped, optional
  • 1 tsp chili powder optional
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Put all the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor.
  • You can easily add more kick by adding more fresh chilies or chili powder. Think of your audience when you make this. I go for a bit spicy, but nothing crazy.
  • Pulse until you have the desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Keep refrigerated while not using. It stays good for at least a week.

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